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originally posted by: InnerPeace2012
Russia and the US have signed an agreement regulating the operations of the two countries' air forces in Syria. The deal is aimed at preventing incidents and providing for the smooth operation of the two nations' aircraft, and for mutual aid in critical situations.
Russian anti-terror op in Syria
The agreement, whose full name is "The Memorandum of Mutual Understanding between the Defense Ministries of Russia and the United States on preventing incidents and providing for aviation flights during operations in Syria" is hailed as a 'positive step', the Russian Defense Ministry said in a press release.
The document "has important practical value. It regulates the actions of manned and unmanned aircraft in the airspace above Syria. The Memorandum contains a set of rules and limitations aimed at preventing incidents between the air forces of Russia and the US," the Defense Ministry says.
As soon as the agreement comes into force, there will be 24/7 communication channels established between the Russian and American military commanders. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, its US counterparts have pledged to convey the agreement's details to their anti-Islamic State coalition partners, so that they, too, follow the rules it sets.
It's good news indeed that an agreement has been reached between the Kremlin and US to regulate air operations between the two countries in Syria. A major step forward in curbing ISIS, I foresee less criticism and more corporation from both sides.
Well, if anything, let's all crack our beers and cheers to this, as what we have here is some guarantee of avoiding accidents during airstrike operations between the two countries. So what does this mean for the faith of ISIS and the country of Syria?
Whether the US has considered stopping supply of ammunition to insurgences groups within Syria, remains to be known. But this surely is a major step forward in the right direction, and most importantly working together to curb ISIS and working towards bringing back normalcy and peace back to Syria.
Your thoughts on this?
originally posted by: Tiamat384
I suppose no more doom porn from this(Syrian conflict)? This is great. Securing peace. I know that sounds a bit wrong, but the fact that these two powers have reached an agreement is great.
MOSCOW, January 15. /TASS/. The Russian Defense Ministry may begin publishing data on the results of airstrikes of the international coalition in the Middle East, in order to disprove the accusations alleging that the Russian military aim at civilian targets, ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Friday.
According to the Russian general, CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr said that the US military had told her that the American command made decisions on delivering such air strikes on condition that the number of civilian deaths would not exceed 50 people.